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The Social Responsibility of the Historian

At a time when the problems of the past have come to haunt many societies, the question of the social responsibility of the scientist and scholar, and of the historian in particular, has also once again become a topical one. In this volume seven internationally known historians consider this important question. DIOGENES LIBRARY
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Historical Practice and Responsibility F. Bedarida Chapter 2. History and Rhetoric P. Ricoeur Chapter 3. Science and the Responsibility of the Historian C. Meier Chapter 4. The Social Function of History E. Florescano Chapter 5. The Historian between the Quest for Universality and the Quest for Identity E. J. Hobsbawm Chapter 6. The Double Responsibility of the Historian A. J. Gourevitch Chapter 7. History and Public Usage of History N. Gallerano Notes on Contributors Bibliography Index

About the Author

Francois Bedarida has taught at the Sorbonne, the Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris, the Ecole nationale d'administration. From 1978 to 1991, he was appointed founding director of the Institut d'histoire du temps present. His current position is that of directeur de recherche at C.N.R.S.

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